FOX UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 viewing and schedule guide
The bantamweight title will go up for grabs as FOX UFC Fight Night returns to Chicago with an explosive rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao.
Dillashaw took the title from Barao last year in a fight that was considered one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport. The two fighters were set to fight against in August 2014, but a weight cutting mishap led to Barao being pulled from the card all together.
Now Dillashaw and Barao are ready to settle their beef inside the Octagon with the championship fight headlining the FOX UFC Fight Night card on Saturday night.
Also taking place is a No. 1 contender’s bout in the UFC women’s bantamweight division as Miesha Tate takes on Jessica Eye with the winner moving into position to face champion Ronda Rousey later this year.
To make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action, here’s a full guide of the events going down in Chicago this week all leading to the main event on FOX on Saturday night.
Friday at 5p ET – FOX UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 weigh-ins
To officially kick off the fight weekend, get ready to see all the fighters hit the scale before staring down just 24 hours away from the show. The weigh-ins can often times tell the tale before the fights on Saturday night so this is a great way to see who has the edge before even stepping foot in the cage.
Saturday at 4:15p ET – FOX UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2early prelims
Where to watch: UFC Fight Pass
The first four fights of the night will kick off on UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s online digital network. The bouts include:
Daron Cruickshank vs. James Krause
Ramsey Nijem vs. Andrew Holbrook
Jessamyn Duke vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Zak Cummings vs. Dominique Steele
Saturday at 6p ET – FOX UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Prelims
Where to watch: FOX
The first four fights of the night will kick off on FOX and there are some great matchups on this undercard including a fight between Gian Villante and former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Tom Lawlor as well as Jim Miller facing Danny Castillo. The four fights featured include:
Gian Villante vs. Tom Lawlor
Jim Miller vs. Danny Castillo
Kenny Robertson vs. Ben Saunders
Eddie Wineland vs. Bryan Caraway
Saturday at 8p ET – FOX UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Main Card
Where to watch: FOX
The main card will kick off at 8p sharp with four featured bouts all leading to the five round headline bout as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw puts his belt on the line against former 135 pound king Renan Barao
MAIN EVENT: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao (Bantamweight title fight)
Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Joe Lauzon vs. Takanori Gomi
Saturday at 10p ET — FOX UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 post fight show
Following the night’s action, the post fight show takes place on FOX Sports 2 with analysis of the fights as well as exclusive interviews from backstage in Chicago.
- Ben Saunders
- Bryan Caraway
- Danny Castillo
- Daron Cruickshank
- Eddie Wineland
- Edson Barboza
- Elizabeth Phillips
- Gian Villante
- James Krause
- Jessamyn Duke
- Jessica Eye
- Jim Miller
- Joe Lauzon
- Kenny Robertson
- Miesha Tate
- Paul Felder
- Ramsey Nijem
- Renan Barao
- Ronda Rousey
- Takanori Gomi
- Tom Lawlor
- Zak Cummings